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Valve is taking great effort to keep CSGO at the very top of the esports food chain. They’re effectively doing so by catering the in-game experience towards both fans and professional players, leaving no room for disappointment on either end. Today, we are going to take a closer look at one of their most valuable asset – a major CS:GO tournament organized by FACEIT and sponsored by Valve. Among others, of course. This is also the 13th Major sponsored by Valve and the 2nd (and final) one this year. So, without further adue, let’s check out all the latest news as well as comprehensive CSGO FACEIT Major preview. This way you’ll get familiar with everything needed to nail that eSports betting slip in your favor!

Road to FACEIT Major

Road to FACEIT Major is a bit more complicated than what’s usually the case with CSGO tournaments. After all – this is not your typical CSGO tournament. For one, it features 24 teams and 3 distinctive tournament stages based on an overly complicated matching system. No worries, we won’t talk about that now – there is an entire section dedicated to that later on. For now, let’s explain how these 24 teams made their way to one of the biggest CSGO events this year:


All 8 teams that have the Legends status got there by having a great campaign at the last CSGO Major tournament in Boston.


Boston’s Fallen – 9th to 16th place from the Boston Major earlier this year.

                The Minors’ Champions – Qualified by winning minor tournaments

CSGO FACEIT Major Preview | Facts

  • Maps: Cache, Dust II, Inferno, Mirage, Nuke, Overpass, Train
  • Number of participating teams: 24
  • Tournament start date: 2018-09-05
  • Tournament end date: 2018-09-23
  • Location: London, UK
  • Venues:
    • Twickenham Stadium
      • The New Challengers Stage
      • The New Legends Stage
    • SSE Arena, Wembley
      • The New Champions Stage
    • Total prize pool: $1,000,000

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CSGO FACEIT Major Preview | Betting Information

As far as betting information regarding this tournament is concerned, I am afraid we still don’t have any concrete news for you. Don’t get alarmed all of a sudden. There is still plenty of time left before the tournament starts. In the next couple of days, I am sure the first eSports bookies will have something prepared for you!

FACEIT MAJOR 2018 SSE Arena Wembley

FACEIT MAJOR 2018 – SSE Arena, Wembley

Overly Complicated Tournament System

People who play eSports for money and know their way around tournament systems will agree that FACEIT is overcomplicating the matter with this major tournament. So, without beating around the bushes for too long, here’s what the official format of this tournament looks like:

New Challengers Stage

  • 16 teams with Swiss System Format taking place
  • Top 8 teams go through to the New Legends Stage
  • Bottom 7 teams are eliminated
  • 5 rounds of matches
  • 4 rounds Bo1, 5th round Bo3

New Legends Stage

  • 16 teams with Swiss System Format taking place
  • Top 8 teams go through to the New Champions Stage
  • Bottom 7 teams are eliminated
  • 5 rounds of matches
  • 4 rounds Bo1, 5th round Bo3

New Champions Stage

  • Single elimination bracket
  • All matches are Bo3
  • No third place match

Wrapping things up…

That’s about it as far as our CSGO FACEIT Major Preview is concerned. I hope you’re happy with all the information we presented in the paragraphs above. One thing is for sure – FACEIT Major will definitely fulfill (and probably exceed) all of our expectations. We’re looking forward to the start of the tournament since we believe it will have a ton of great matches. In the end, we’d like to thank you for reading and hope to see you again soon.


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Hung Ye
3 years ago

It’s good to have tournament, but I don’t think why did they not focus on the decent eSports games. Dota has a lot of fans and I think they need to ping it out. Not to waste their time and the viewers.

3 years ago

Great review about the tournament, Not all of us are updated on what’s happening on the tournament. Hopefully that you will continue making reviews on any other tournaments of esports.

3 years ago

What a great read for this kind of post. Keep up the good work, and also keep supporting eSports.